Table 5 U.S. Import Price Indexes, by Harmonized System

Table 5. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: December 2014 to December 2015
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Nov.
2015(1)
Index Percent change
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Annual Monthly
Dec.
2014
to
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2015
to
Sept.
2015
Sept.
2015
to
Oct.
2015
Oct.
2015
to
Nov.
2015
Nov.
2015
to
Dec.
2015

Live animals; animal products

I

1.343 179.9 177.0 -10.7 -1.2 -2.9 0.4 -1.6

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.312 224.9 218.3 -14.4 -0.6 -6.4 0.9 -2.9

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.703 128.4 129.6 -5.3 -1.1 0.9 -1.4 0.9

Vegetable products

II

2.023 200.8 207.5 -2.6 2.0 -1.2 0.0 3.3

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.612 498.6 527.8 9.1 11.1 -5.9 0.0 5.9

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.497 95.0 97.5 0.0 -2.8 3.4 0.3 2.6

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.362 226.6 230.8 -11.3 -1.5 -0.7 -0.9 1.9

Animal or vegetable fats and oils (Dec. 2009=100)

III

0.272 102.5 97.7 -10.4 -3.3 0.1 -0.4 -4.7

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.882 159.9 159.3 -1.9 -0.4 -0.4 0.1 -0.4

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.181 85.3 84.6 -7.7 0.1 -0.8 0.4 -0.8

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.271 115.9 115.6 5.1 2.6 -1.7 1.7 -0.3

Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares (Dec. 2007=100)

19

0.289 132.1 132.0 -1.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts, or other parts of plants

20

0.339 154.8 154.8 -7.5 -2.1 -0.3 1.4 0.0

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.094 128.1 128.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Mineral products

V

9.102 151.8 137.4 -40.5 -8.4 -0.5 -3.7 -9.5

Mineral fuels, oils and residuals, bituminous substances and mineral waxes

27

8.863 148.8 134.3 -41.1 -8.6 -0.5 -3.8 -9.7

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.890 146.1 145.7 -4.3 -0.6 -0.7 -0.1 -0.3

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.656 283.8 277.9 -18.0 -1.0 -1.4 -1.3 -2.1

Organic chemicals

29

2.493 120.6 120.5 -8.4 -2.4 -0.8 -0.2 -0.1

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.669 138.1 138.0 2.4 0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.328 91.6 92.4 -19.9 -1.6 -8.9 0.0 0.9

Tanning extracts; dye, pigments, varnish, paints & putty (Dec. 2011=100)

32

0.210 98.0 97.8 -7.1 0.9 -1.5 0.0 -0.2

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.573 90.4 89.8 -2.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 -0.7

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.442 138.3 137.8 -5.6 -0.4 -0.6 -0.3 -0.4

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.235 142.2 142.0 -4.9 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.207 133.0 132.0 -6.8 -0.1 -1.2 -0.3 -0.8

Raw hides, skins, leather, furskins, travel goods, etc

VIII

0.742 127.0 127.0 -0.8 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Articles of leather; travel goods, bags, etc. of various materials

42

0.702 130.0 130.0 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Wood, wood charcoal, cork, straw, basketware and wickerwork

IX

0.751 135.9 135.3 -6.9 -2.3 -0.4 1.8 -0.4

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (Dec. 2014=100)

44

0.712 93.2 92.8 -7.2 -2.4 -0.4 1.9 -0.4

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.190 111.0 110.5 -2.5 0.0 -0.3 0.1 -0.5

Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, paper or paperboard

48

0.791 104.9 104.9 -1.9 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.653 113.9 113.7 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.279 104.0 104.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

2.039 119.7 119.5 -0.7 0.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.655 105.1 104.9 -2.5 0.4 -0.5 -0.4 -0.2

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.561 123.6 123.4 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.357 122.7 122.5 0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, ceramics, glass etc.

XIII

0.933 132.1 131.5 -0.8 -0.4 0.1 0.1 -0.5

Ceramic products

69

0.278 138.0 137.8 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.328 130.0 128.9 -0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.8

Pearls, stones, precious metals, imitation jewelry, and coins

XIV

3.027 163.7 159.5 -7.8 0.7 0.8 -0.9 -2.6

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.125 156.7 155.0 -14.1 -1.3 -1.2 -1.4 -1.1

Iron and steel

72

0.994 160.3 157.6 -27.4 -1.6 -3.6 -3.9 -1.7

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.686 143.8 143.1 -6.8 -0.6 -1.0 -0.5 -0.5

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.428 257.7 251.4 -19.6 -4.8 1.3 -0.7 -2.4

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.711 122.2 121.4 -14.5 -1.3 -0.9 -1.5 -0.7

Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof

82

0.454 126.2 125.9 -2.4 -0.3 -0.4 -0.7 -0.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.539 137.9 137.6 -0.4 -0.2 -0.2 0.4 -0.2

Machinery, electrical equipment, TV image and sound recorders, parts, etc.

XVI

30.533 81.9 81.7 -2.4 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.516 87.0 86.7 -2.6 0.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3

Electrical machinery and equip, sound and TV recorders & reproducers, parts

85

15.017 77.0 76.9 -2.3 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.246 114.3 114.2 -1.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.869 112.9 112.8 -1.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (Dec. 2002=100)

88

1.281 119.7 119.7 -0.4 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Optical, photo, measuring, medical & musical instruments; & timepieces

XVIII

4.017 103.1 102.9 -1.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.684 99.9 99.7 -1.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.268 141.0 140.0 -2.3 -0.1 -0.6 0.3 -0.7

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.157 112.4 112.1 -1.8 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.3

Furniture & stuffed furnishings; lamps & lighting fittings, nesoi; prefab bldgs

94

2.508 117.1 116.6 -1.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.4

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.382 103.8 103.8 -1.9 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.267 134.0 134.0 -0.7 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2013 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the 3 months after original publication.
Dash = Not available

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